Tuesday, January 1, 2013

THREE BOOK GIVE AWAY for the New Year

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Well, I managed to stay awake until the crystal ball at NYC Time Square dropped at Midnight 12/31/12.  Usually I work, but this time I wasn't working as I am officially semi-retired. That's right!  I put in my notice to leave Mt. Carmel Health after 29 years and 5 months.  I've seen so many changes at Mt. Carmel West and St. Ann's, but the biggest change was my decision to leave.  When I called Human Resources to find out about my pension, they recommended that I take early retirement.  So I followed their suggestion and decided to go ahead and retire.  So as of today, this is my third day of retirement and what did I do?  Well, I beaded, naturally.  My retirement is short though as next Monday the 7th, I'll be reporting to Nationwide Children's Hospital to work as a Medical Laboratory Scientist in the Core lab.  I'm excited, happy, and ready for a new phase of my life. 
So I decided to celebrate the New Year and my RETIREMENT even though it is short, I'm going to do a give away with three wonderful Lark Jewelry and Beading books for you my friends.  I decided to end the give away on January 6th which will in actuality be my last day of retirement.  The give away is only for anyone as I'll be willing to ship internationally this time around.  To be eligible please leave a comment in this blog post making sure you have a way for me to contact you if you are the winner.  If you do not have a way for me to contact you to get shipping details or if I do not hear back from the winner by January the 14th, then the second name will be the winner.  So please, do make sure you have a way for me to get ahold of you.  Also PLEASE don't be worried if you comment doesn't show up instantly.  I have my settings so that all comments need approved by me. 




What am I giving away?  Well, I have THREE BOOKS by Lark Craft.  These three books are part of a 4 book 30-Minute series edited by Marthe Le Van.  They are 30-Minute Bracelets, 30-Minute Earrings, and 30-Minute Earrings.  Each book contains 60 projects so that makes 180 projects for one comment.  Sounds easy? Well, it is!  Each book is filled with quick-to-make projects for those wanting to have fun while learning new techniques.  The projects in these books are "primarily metal-centric, with some alternative materials, and they reflect a wide array of techniques, styles, and aesthetic approaches".  What a fun way to experiment and tickle the Creative Muse this new year for one lucky person.    

If you can't wait to find out if you are the ONE LUCKY WINNER on JANUARY 7th, then you can always purchase these three books at Barnes and Noble and GUESS WHAT!  They are all 1/2 price!  What a gift.

And speaking of gifts...wait until you hear this!  Lark Jewelry and Beading is giving EVERYONE the best gift this new year.   I counted 29 FREE projects for you to download as a gift from Lark Craft Books.  What could be better?

Many, many, many project PDFs from Lark Jewelry & Beading in 2012 … for you to enjoy in 2013! 

Disclosure...As a reviewer of  products from Lark Books, I receive the book above free of charge. I have been asked to review these products and give my honest opinion of the products...positive or negative. I am not being compensated by Lark Books for my endorsement as it pertains to the products received and reviewed.

39 comments:

salla said...

These look like an awesome series of books! Thanks for hosting the give a way!

Christina said...

I would love to win!!! Lark books are my favourite!


Christina
beadsalot2@yahoo.ca

Sharyl said...

I saw your message on FB and came to take a look! I'd be delighted to win the books--how kind of you!

It sounds like you are beginning an exciting chapter in your life! Hope you enjoy life thoroughly in 2013!

Sharyl

P.S. If I should be lucky enough to win, please send me a message through Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/sharylsjewelry

I'll get it much faster than through email! :-)

Shaiha said...

I am afraid that if I retired I would immediately be too busy with what I want to do that I wouldn't be able to unretire. I hope that the next phase in your life goes wonderfully.

Stepha said...

What a wonderful giveaway! I have the #0 min bracelets, but would love the other two. If I win, I will donate the bracelet book to a friend who is just starting out in beading.

Stepha78@gmail.com

Dyanne said...

Please enter me in your drawing for the books. Thanks. Deelitefuljewelrycreations.blogspot.com.
Dyanne4293@gmail.com

Dyanne said...

Please enter me in your drawing for the books! Thanks! Dyanne4293@gmail.com

moonlitfantaseas said...

Happy New Year! And Happy Short retirement ! What a great give away, and I don't own any of these books , so I would love to win them, I love books almost as much as beading!

Susan Lloyd said...

I would love to win these books. thanks for the opportunity!

LiliKrist said...

Count me in =)

pcbylik@yahoo.com

Katie N-N said...

How lucky for you! Early retirement sounds great...I'd love to be there. In the meantime, I'd like to be in your pool for the book giveaway. Happy new year!

Andra said...

What an awesome giveaway, Dot. I am happy that you chose to retire from Mt. Carmel and that you are looking forward to the challenge of a new job at Children's. I know that making the change must be exciting. I wish you the best of luck. Andra

velvet9859 said...

I would love to win these books. Thanks for having the drawing.

Charis Designs said...

What a great giveaway- looks like lots of inspiration. Congratulations on this new chapter in your life- hope it's filled with beads and blessings! Christie

Maggie said...

Tee hee! Congratulations! I love that you are celebrating your "retirement" no matter how long it may be! What a brave soul making this change! New adventures await!!! And it is super-peachy-keen of you to have a giveaway, so I thank you for the opportunity to win. =) Maggie

maggiebarbour@huxcomm.net

Ellen said...

This would be awesome!!!

Cheryl said...

I hope I am posting in the correct place. It's hard to believe I am the first to comment! I would love some fresh ideas - and especially quick ones! - for jewelry making. Thanks for the chance to win the books. Congratulations on your retirement and the new adventure that awaits!!

Janet said...

Congratulations on your retirement so you now have more time to follow your heart. I would adore to win the Lark books. I found your blog and the giveaway from the Lark Facebook page.

Wishing you a Happy 2013,
Janet

Bella Gemma said...

What a wonderful giveaway! :)

rocknutzgemcrazy said...

What a lovely gift you are giving away. I guess I am the first to comment? Good luck with your new position. Thank you.

rocknutzgemcrazy said...

I am not sure if my comment was left. I am not good at this computer stuff. I set up this acct now so you can email me. Thank you for offering this give away!

ConnieLK said...

I would love to win these books.

Michelle Melenich said...

Congratulations on your retirement!! Although, I there were a few things that stood out for me as I read your blog. One, is what giving heart you have! Not only do you care for people as a career, but you are also very giving to all of us here :) Two, you like to be VERY busy! I admire your energy. Please feel free to contact me if I am a winner at mjsdistributing@gmail.com

Michelle Melenich said...

What an amazing person you are! Congratulations on your retirement!! You are an amazing individual and I admire your energy and caring heart! Thank you for sharing. You can contact me at mjsdistributing@gmail.com if I am a selected winner.

Gayle Jacob said...

These books look fun, I would love to win.

SpiceofLifeDesigns said...

What a wonderful collection! And congrats on your (un)retirement?!? :)

Karen said...

Great Books. Thanks for the giveaway. Karen

Terri Richards said...

I'd love to add these wonderful books to my collection.

Torque Story said...

These look like great books. Best wishes on your new job.

Micheladas said...

Congrats on the retirement... What a great giveaway.. I have yet to own a beading book so this will be a wonderful win :)

micheladas68@comcast.net

KayzKreationz said...

These look like great books. Would love a chance to win them. My e-mail is in my blogger profile. I love Lark books.

medell said...

Thanks for hosting the givaway. Love Lark Books

Mirei Antonia said...

Oh, what an awesome opportunity to learn more jewelry making! Thanks! Happy New Year!

Cheers,
Antonia
mirei.antonia@gmail.com

Whenpigsfly said...

Looks like a great book combo. Thanks for the giveaway!

Laurel Hanson said...

Thank you for the offer, the books look great!

And enjoy your new adventures; time really flies when you're having fun!

Laurel
http://stonewingdesignsjewelry.blogspot.com/
lhanson.wbl@gmail.com

Rebecca said...

Thanks for holding this drawing!

Rebecca
rkzink1@yahoo.com

Kathleen McIntyre said...

I saw your post in beaders without borders on facebook. I have added this to my favs. thank you for hosting this contestbut more thanks for this blog, very kewl.

If I am lucky enough to win a book you can reach me at
sevenstarsfallnn@yahoo.com

Karen said...

Hi Dot, I'd love to be entered into this drawing. Thanks for such a great give away.

Gail Devoid said...

If it is not too late, I would like to enter the contest.

gdevoid@tds.net